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How I’m Beating My Depression

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Names have been changed. During the summer of 6th grade, my friend invited me on a cruise around Manhattan. We laughed and enjoyed the starry night. But the calm vanished when I got home and saw fluorescent blue and red lights blinking from two police cars, their doors wide open. All I could hear were […]

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How I Stopped Fighting

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My mom and three of her boyfriends abused me from age 5 or 6 until I was 12 and went into foster care. Growing up, I always heard my mom and her boyfriends yelling and fighting, and it seemed like that’s how people solved problems. Still, it was embarrassing that the neighbors could hear our […]

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I Do Better Accepting My Depression Than Fighting It

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As a child, I flamed with creative energy and pleasure in connecting with humans or animals. My 2nd grade teacher told me I would be a great writer one day. My elementary art teacher encouraged me to create an odd mystical creature statue, and draw a picture book which I titled Two Sister Seals. It […]

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Betrayed by My Father

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Some of my first memories, from when I was 7, were hearing my mother and big sister Linda complain about how I got too much attention. They called me “Daddy’s little girl.” I was really happy to be loved by my whole family, but my father’s love was the most precious. Everything was going well […]

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